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The Team

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  • Lindsey Goff

    Lindsey Goff


    Formerly immunologist for Cancer Research UK, Lindsey has since moved into the field of scientific publishing. She looks after all BPoD editorial matters.

  • Susan Watts

    Susan Watts

    Former Head of Communications and Public Engagement at the MRC London Institute of Medical Sciences

    With a degree in Physics, Susan spent a decade in print journalism, including at New Scientist and The Independent newspaper, then moved into broadcasting. Her work has shaped numerous national debates in STEM subjects and health.

  • Deborah Oakley

    Deborah Oakley


    Deborah began life as a science writer before moving into neuroscience research at the University of Cambridge, where she currently explores whether patients with a brain injury survive better with surgery.


  • Charlotte Rose Davison

    Charlotte Rose Davison

    2017 MRC LMS Visiting Writer

    A recent University of Nottingham graduate, Charlotte is now a PhD candidate funded by the BBSRC. She has an unhealthy fascination with parasites and genetic abnormalities, which she loves to communicate to anyone who will listen.

  • Honor Pollard

    Honor Pollard


    Honor Pollard was a summer student at the MRC London Institute of Medical Science in Grants, Engagement & Communications. She is an undergraduate at Cambridge and has a particular interest in art that takes inspiration from science.

  • John Ankers

    John Ankers


    As a researcher at the University of Liverpool, John uses time-lapse fluorescence microscopy to look at the inner workings of cancer cells. He has exhibited with The Royal Society and won the BSCB science-writing prize in 2011.


  • Kat Arney

    Kat Arney


    As a science communicator for Cancer Research UK (CRUK), Kat regularly comments in the media on the latest discoveries. She also produces the CRUK podcast and co-presents the Naked Scientists radio show.


  • Georgina Askeland

    Georgina Askeland


    A recent graduate from UCL, Georgina is a keen molecular biologist with a passion for creating accessible science. She has a fascination with cell biology– from DNA to viral infection.

  • Matt Atherton

    Matt Atherton


    Matt is an environmental scientist turned science journalist, after completing degrees at the University of Plymouth and City University London respectively. Matt specialises in communicating health issues to the public.